Welcome to the Education and Formation Corner!

A Family Life Minister never stops learning...

Please check on the links below for upcoming training events for clergy and lay ecclesial ministers working in marriage and family life ministries.  Spanish trainings are available in January of 2019. 

Trainings for Marriage Preparation Ministry Fall 2019

Classes are presented at St. Dominic Archdiocesan Ctr. 2403 Holcombe Blvd. Houston TX 77021 -- unless otherwise noted


September 7:  Class I: Basic Theology of Marriage

September 21: Class II: Sponsor Couple Training with For Better and Forever

(Husband and wife must train together if they plan on ministering to couples preparing for Holy Matrimony together. Please note that Class I is a prerequisite for Class II, if you are "making-up" a class, you may take the class you are making up by itself.  All others please plan to register for both classes.)

October 1: Domestic Violence Response in the Catholic Church (Prof. Dev.)

October 26: FOCCUS Facilitator Certification Training 

November 8: Prepare-Enrich Facilitator Cert. Training